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China and North Korea Place Significant Focus on Ground Troops

Created on October 7, 2013

China and North Korea Place Significant Focus on Ground Troops

Source: A New View of Asia

With 1.6 million troops, China has by far the largest ground forces in Asia, but that figure represents only 0.12 percent of their total population. Two spots behind is North Korea with just over 1 million troops, and with 4.1 percent of their nation’s entire population in the army, it is the region’s most militarized nation.